Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS)

School of Healthcare Business and Technology

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring

Leverage informatics, data analytics, and health technology to improve healthcare outcomes and patient care.

Informatics Enhances Professional Collaboration and Team-Based Care

This comprehensive online program is geared toward entry- to mid-level employees in healthcare organizations who are interested in leveraging informatics, data analytics, and health technology to improve healthcare outcomes and patient care. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to employ informatics, data science, and interdisciplinary knowledge to develop innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex healthcare challenges. You may begin the program in the fall or spring.

Your Journey to an MS in Health Informatics

With the widespread adoption of electronic health records and other data collection methods, informatics represents the crossroads of technology, the use of data to improve specificity and quality, and data-driven decision-making. Perhaps most important, informatics provides critical support for interprofessional collaboration and communication. 

In this flexible online program, you will learn to:

  • interpret, evaluate, and act upon statutory, regulatory, and other compliance requirements to ensure ethical and equitable outcomes for patients, providers, and payers
  • identify, explain, and use data to illustrate barriers to care and support the development of a health system that reflects and adequately serves constituents
  • design, develop, and implement interfaces between clinical data and key constituents in clinical and managerial settings
  • translate and interpret human interactions with and within healthcare systems by retrieving and analyzing health and patient-experience data
  • drive opportunities to expand team-based and distributed decision-making with informatics, data retrieval, critical analysis, and display
  • practice interdisciplinary and collaborative leadership in seeking and developing innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex challenges utilizing informatics, data science, and technology

The Future of Healthcare is Interdisciplinary

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a way of life at MCPHS.
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MCPHS is a Strategic Hub for Learning Informatics

We have the resources, expertise, and professional networks to provide the highest quality educational experience in informatics.

MCPHS alumni eligible for scholarship

If you’ve earned an MCPHS degree in any field, you’re eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship toward one of seven master’s degrees—including the MS in Health Informatics.

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17% growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a much faster than average growth for jobs in health information technology.

The MCPHS online experience

Explore the resources that will enable you to access MCPHS’ world-class healthcare education online.

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